Dining Services records
Scope and Contents
The records of Dining Services consist of files from the Food Service office. Within these records are manuals, newspaper clippings, memos, and letters. There are also annual reports dated from 1969 to 1970 and 1990-1992. The reports note management changes, workshops, menu developments, statistics on food consumption and costs. Also, there is correspondence dated from 1939 to 1969, consisting mainly of memos. These discuss such things as types of food service, budget projections, and hiring of employees. There is information on Treadway Inns Corporation (a food service vendor), dated from 1956 to 1968. These records also contain informational packets, job descriptions, and memos, dated from 1973 to 1985. Also included is a 10 minute documentary about the Blanchard dining commons created in 2018 and what it was like for dining staff to adjust to the new workplace. The documentary was made by Henna Joshi class of 2018. See accession number 2021-2022-004 for the documentary's location.
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Records restricted to use by office/department of origin for 25 years from date of record creation.
From 1837 to 1894, the domestic work including the preparation of food was done by faculty and students. However, in 1894, C.E. Green was appointed as an assistant in the home department and in 1896, a woman was hired to wash dishes. These appointments were made in response to the increasing demands of the domestic work program on faculty and students. Office of the Steward was established in 1935. In 1967, Office of the Steward became Food Services. In the fall of 1993, the name was changed to Dining Services.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
1 born digital object (Blanch Documentary, 2018 by Henna Joshi class of 2018)
Language of Materials
The records of Dining Services consist of files from the Food Service office. Within these records are manuals, newspaper clippings, memos, and letters.
- Dining Services Records, 1938-1993, 2018
- Finding Aid
- Finding aid prepared by Archives and Special Collections.
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